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Unit 3 Cycle Repairs

Recommendations in Chantry

Steve W
My son and I have both used Roy at Unit 3 Cycle Repairs on Hawes Street and had a fantastic service. Quick, cheap and easy to deal with. If you need any bike repairs, go and see him
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Ipswich Lad
John W - "I like the sound of the Cycle Doctor" So, what sort of sound does a cycle repairman make? I imagine it's a sort of "pssssssst ding ding".

Garland Pub

Local Conversations in Playford

Carol R
Noticed that the metal fencing has been taken down that was in front of the pub car park, does anyone know what is happening, is it going to be demolished and housing in its place or reopen as a pub?
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Mark Newton
I think the most remarkable pub build ever was the Seal (now the Duke of York) in Woodbridge. They managed to build a brand-new-old-pub: if you get what I mean! Went there recently for a Valentine's Special meal and it was 100%. What I remember most ... [ more ]
Jo G
Mark, funny you should mention The Seal, I was told the landlord from The Garland took it over and the name was changed to The Duke of York. The Garland has been closed ever since, so sad as it's only a stones throw from me and they did lovely meals. ... [ more ]

old picture

Local Conversations in Ipswich Town Centre

Andy A
How is it possible the picture here of majors corner was taken in the 1940s ??????? I doubt it  ...Check it and see what you think. There is a big clue in the picture. ... [ more ]
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Robert H
I can just about remember the H-ariels, though I don't think they were in use at the time.  I can remember some houses had two ariels, from the days when you needed two different ones for BBC an ITV. We also had Rediffusion cable, with an enormous ... [ more ]


Recommendations in Ipswich Town Centre

Jenny G
Wanted.. Room to rent in Ipswich, ideally close to the town or in the Ravenswood area. Professional male in 30's. Works alot and is extremely clean and quite. Please contact me. 07983537690. Jenny.
Jenny G
hello Liz, i am inquiring for my partner, he is renting a room in the whitehouse area, but due to the owners putting the house on the market, he has to find accomodation within a month. he is employed in the europark area so would ideally like somewhere ... [ more ]

Table Top Sale

Clubs & Groups in California

FEB 28
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Castle Hill Community Centre
Peter M
Table Top Sale - Your Wants and Not Wants In aid of 4 Seasons Theatre Group

Shredded paper?

Recommendations in Rose Hill

Kathleen E
In the last two months, it has been noted the amount of shredded paper that is being deposited on roads & paths in the Stoke Park Area. This occurs after brown bin collecting lorries have been in the area. Are you having the same problem? May I ... [ more ]
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Dave L
I'm Ipswich rather than Babergh but having read this I checked with the council and the same applies, i.e. shredded paper should go in the brown bin (or be use for kindling, pet bedding, present packing, etc) or if you have your own composter then ... [ more ]

speed limit

Local Conversations in Gainsborough

Just been reading about proposal to reduce speed limit on the Orwell bridge from 70mph down to 50 mph ,I personally think it would be a good thing.anything that stops any chaos,people getting hurt, traffic being held up should be worth considering
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I have much respect for lorry drivers and I always stick to the rule, that if I can't see their mirrors, then they have no idea I'm even there. As an ex biker, I always was given respect on the roads by truckers, other motorists just tried to kill me on ... [ more ]
Linda C
some people forget they were learner drivers once, it does not take a lot to be courteous on the roads these days.

Number of news feeds.

Local Conversations in Ipswich Town Centre

I elected to get my daily news feed from in and around Ipswich, yet. There were only 4 feeds today. Does anyone know how someone decides what we get and why I only got 4 conversations before, when even the one in which I am participating, wasn't there?
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Is it done through the council? Looking at what is at the bottom of the page I see that one can contact Streetlife about all sorts of things..... Think I'll do that now and ask what is happening to our news feeds. Watch this space.
Doing this on my phone...not easy. I can only say that perhaps we should all read the stuff on the contacts page and see if we can fix things. I can't see how I can fix mine till we get back to the UK and I can use the proper computer. Sorry.

Martlesham Heath Avaition Society - monthly Meeting

Clubs & Groups in Ipswich Town Centre

MAR 06
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The Martlesham Heath Community Centre, Felixstowe Road, Martlesham Heath IP12 4PB
Howard K
Our next talk on Friday 6th March looks like being another good meeting, when Rod Dean presents" Flying and Displaying Vintage Aircraft" He will cover 30 years of flying aircraft such as T33 and Sabre jets, Mustangs, Hurricanes and Spitfires. The talk ... [ more ]

e cig liquids

Recommendations in Gainsborough

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John M
James M ,  just started a group on facebook called Ipswich vaping group . come be my first member . :)

Puppy travel

Local Conversations in Beacon Hill

Patricia G
I am getting a puppy soon can anyone tell me if I have to pay bus fares for her  and  what the rules are for travelling on buses and trains . Thank you.
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Owners no longer informed if dog gets run over!

Local Conversations in Wherstead

What do you think about the fact that road workers are not required to check the collar and micro chip of dogs that get run over, and that their bodies can be disposed of without telling their doubtless worried owners? Will any of our politicians be ... [ more ]
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Elaine D
But what is the point of having a law regarding having dogs chipped, if they will not be scanned when found? My dogs are chipped and insured so if they caused an accident the costs would be met by my insurance company.
Roger A
I have signed the petition However there are numerous town and county councils as well as the H A responsible for clearing dead pets off minor roads.  It seems another petition is needed for these councils. Saddened to discover a dead cat in the gutter, ... [ more ]

Body Control Pilates Classes with JazziPilates

Classifieds in Kesgrave

I am a qualified Level 3 Body Control Pilates Teacher and Registered Exercise Professional offering tuition in small, friendly classes for personal attention. Suitable for men and women of all ages and abilities. Mondays 6:00pm - 7:00pm ... [ more ]

A whole world of song – a concert of exquisite harmony singing

Clubs & Groups in Westbourne

MAR 07
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St Peter's by the Waterfront, College Street, Ipswich IP1 1XF
Chris R
In January 2015 an intrepid bunch of singers braved the cold and wet to set off on an imaginary Singing Safari to collect songs from all over the world. Their journey ends on Ipswich waterfront where they will share the songs they've learnt. As usual ... [ more ]

Singing: it's a man thing - a singing day for men only

Clubs & Groups in Westbourne

FEB 28
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St Peter's by the Waterfront, College Street, Ipswich IP1 1XF
Chris R
Fancy taking up a new hobby? Always wanted to sing, but never got around to it? Want to impress the missus? Bored with the bass line? Now's your chance! Come and feel the buzz of singing with a bunch of like-minded blokes. Learn to sing and get some ... [ more ]

Nacton Road Fish Bar

Local Conversations in California

Peter M EADT reports that the Nacton Road Fish Bar has won this award for the second year running.  I've not been there before mysef, but may have to give it ... [ more ]
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Peter M
It's in the part of Nacton Road where the shops are and that part of the road is usually busy.,1.186849,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0...

Man and a Van

Recommendations in Ipswich Town Centre

Jim G
Hi dont know if I can put this on here.  I am looking for a man and a van for 4 hours on Saturday 21/02/15 between 8 and 12 approx to move from IP1 to IP2 washing machine, frideg freezer, 3 seater sofa table and chairs.  I can supply help to the driver ... [ more ]

Cystic fibrosis. Help

Local Conversations in Warren Heath

Reg S
I read how that poor gentleman was set upon by yobo and that young lady managed to help him beyond his wildest dreams nowing my luck My effort will come to zero I have a grand son Named Mathew Shapland all he Is looking for is £ 2000 so his ... [ more ]
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Selina G
Sorry Reg but returning to previous mention of Mattys girlfriend? It's her who should perhaps be asking the questions you are. Not sure what work has to do with it? You suggesting he needs 2k as no income coming in? Matty wanting to ... [ more ]
Reg S
I am a CF carrier. So is my wife I had a son who died from cf age 5 the memories I have of Robert you could fill a book Mats partner is Bernice she is ok no CF gene But here is a nice surprise her daughter name Selina. But as you have gathered ... [ more ]

foxhall stadium boot sale

Clubs & Groups in Castle Hill

Jim J
I seen a board outside foxhall stadium advertising the boot sale,there was no definite start date on it does anybody know when ??
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Roll on when it does start , always love going up there.makes you think summers on the way.

Dance for Parkinsons

Clubs & Groups in Westbourne

Christine B
Do you have, or know anybody with Parkinson's? DanceEast has joined English National Ballet to bring specially choreographed dance classes to people with Parkinson's. They help improve balance, mobility, strength, confidence and general well-being. The ... [ more ]

walking football

Local Conversations in Gainsborough

John W
It's still there, some way down the list, not sure if this link will take you there...
The Main Man
The link John W has provided, should work - otherwise, for info, contact Mike on 01473 345350 or private message me if you like.

Walking Football

Clubs & Groups in Kesgrave

The Main Man
Fancy trying Walking Football? It's great fun & a serious workout! Brand New weekly sessions (only £3 each incl a cup of tea & a biscuit afterwards!) have just started at Gainsborough Sports Centre on Thursdays from 3-4pm. It's also been going ... [ more ]

Ipswich Branch, Suffolk Family History Society, Monthly Meeting

Clubs & Groups in Ipswich Town Centre

FEB 19
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The Red Cross Hall, Chevallier Street, Ipswich, IP1 2PF
Howard K
Thursday February 19th "Blood, Pain, Filth and Quacks....medicine since the Middle Ages" Presented by Gary Gascoyne who tells the story of healthcare before the coming of the age of science when Ignorance, Faith, Folklore and poor public health ... [ more ]
Roger A
Thanks for posting this Howard.  Don't forget to publicise this further afield, such as, especially when a topic is connected to a particular place.  I missed a talk on Horham by Stephen Govier because of its limited publicity. "Brick wall" ... [ more ]

Tell us!

Local Conversations in Westbourne

Natalie S
We want your views! The Ipswich Star has today launched a survey so we can find out what is great about Ipswich, what needs improving and what lets the town down. ... [ more ]
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Audrey N
There are a growing number of amateur crafts outlets these days - one up in Tower Ramparts that takes amateur paintings for instance - and I guess they do not make a great deal of money but there is a place for them culturally. I guess I am hankering ... [ more ]
John W
'We make fun stuff' in Tower Ramparts is a pop-up shop which will be closing in March when Tower Ramparts gets a make-over. The people who run it also run the vintage and craft market in the Town Hall and in St. Peters Street. They're not 'amateur ... [ more ]

antiques expert

Recommendations in Priory Heath

Sheila O
hi streetlifers ,i wondered if among all you lovley people there was an antiques expert i have a very old mincer that belonged to my motherinlaw and i wondered if it was a worth anything and b how to go about finding out ? i hasten to add it is it is not ... [ more ]
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Sheila O
thank you one and all for your advice i could take it to a carboot as i plan to do one when it is a bit warmer if not may be the museam or mansion may take it i will think on it!
Andy A
yes sorry to say they have no real value. However they are normally snapped up at boot sales by people  who love bygone things and nostalgia . I can well remember happy hours in my grandmothers kitchen as a child helping her feed the cooked meat into the ... [ more ]